Have people really forgotten what 'Halloween' means??? - Just to remind you :
Somewhere around 800 A.D. the Christian church declared November 1st as All Saints' Day to honour all the Saints who did not have a special day of their own. November was chosen also as the traditional end of harvest. The mass said on All Saints' Day was known as All Hallow Mass. The evening before, October 31st therefore became known as All Hallow Eve. Over time the name has been shortened to Halloween.
When people stop the nonsense of Halloween I will cheer - for example - I just about understand the making of Pumpkin lanterns - they were made to light the way home from the last harvests (but without the silly faces). Who was it that decided ghosts and ghouls would 'have a party' on the night before All Saints Day - did the Mass banish them for the rest of the year and this was their only chance to have fun?? - and what on earth has 'trick or treat' got to do with celebrating the Eve of All Saints Day??